Roy Nelson Has Applied For Keith Kizer’s Position, Looking To Head Up Nevada Commission

January 27, 2014 9:59 am by bjpenn.com staff 1 Comment
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Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson is doing more than just pounding value meals and dropping heavyweights these days.

The UFC’s TUF 10 champion has just applied for the seat recently vacated by Keith Kizer on the NSAC.

Roy recently broke this news to Bloodyelbow.com’s Steph Daniels.

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“I have put my application in. My wife and I were talking about having something besides fighting to fall back on, and I think I would be able to do some good. This is my hometown, it’s where I was born and raised, so I feel it’s a way for me to help further the sport… With me, I can draw more people back to Vegas to help the budget. That’s a big part of it. Of course I want to help get the sport cleaned up, but helping Nevada financially and bringing more revenue in is one of the primary goals I have. The others involve making sure we have better officiating and better fighter safety.

I haven’t told them (the UFC) of my intent, but I don’t think they’ll mind my intentions here. I think they’d probably be happy that I’m just trying to make the sport better. It would be the building of a relationship that would help the UFC, MMA and all of combat sports in Nevada.”

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